Softball Moves Up in NFCA Coaches Poll

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball Moves Up in NFCA Coaches Poll

BATON ROUGE – After claiming the three-game series against No. 7 Texas over the weekend, the LSU softball team moves to No. 12 in the USA Today/NFCA DI Coaches Poll and remains at No. 12 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, took games two and three to earn the series win over No. 7 Texas. The Tigers fell in game one, 8-5. The Tigers came bounced back in game two and won, 2-1 in eight innings. The bats were explosive in game three, claiming a 7-2 win.

The Tigers earned a total of 449 points in the NFCA poll and 285 points in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

The Tigers open up SEC action this weekend on the road, traveling to No. 22/17 Tennessee. The Tigers will play Friday at 5 p.m. CT on SECN+. Saturday’s game is set for Noon CT on SEC Network with Sunday’s game slated for noon CT on SECN+.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusoftball on Instagram.

2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I
Top 25 Coaches Poll – March 9 (Week 4)

Rank, School (First-Place Votes), Points, 2021 Record, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (31), 799, 17-0, 1
2. Arizona (1), 757, 12-0, 2
3. UCLA, 731, 10-1, 4
4. Alabama, 705, 19-1, 3
5. Oregon, 658, 13-1, 6
6. Florida, 655, 14-1, 5
7. Oklahoma State, 580, 18-1, 9
8. Washington, 563, 16-2, 8
9. Kentucky, 516, 19-0, 10
10. Texas, 512, 10-2, 7
11. Arizona State, 486, 15-1, 11
12. LSU, 449, 13-6, 13
13. Duke, 396, 15-1, 14
14. Louisiana, 390, 13-4, 12
15. Florida State, 353, 11-4, 16
16. Virginia Tech, 290, 7-2, 15
17. Missouri, 267, 15-4, 18
18. Georgia, 233, 14-2, 19
19. Arkansas, 212, 16-2, 20
20. South Carolina, 205, 12-3, 17
21. Auburn, 141, 15-1, 24
22. Tennessee, 126, 17-1, 25
23. Michigan, 100, 4-2, 21
24. UCF, 70, 12-3, 22
25. Clemson, 58, 13-2, RV

Receiving Votes: Baylor (28), Southern Illinois (27), Iowa state (26), Illinois (23), Northwestern (16), Liberty (8), Stanford (6), Mississippi State (4), Notre Dame (3), South Alabama (2), Texas State (2), Wichita State (2), James Madison (1).

The 2021 USA Today / NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by 32 NCAA Division I head coaches with one representing each of the NCAA’s Division I Conferences.

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 (Week 4)

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), 2021 Record, Points, Previous Ranking
1. Oklahoma (19), 17-0, 499, 1
2. Arizona (1), 12-0, 462, 3
3. UCLA, 10-1, 452, 4
4. Alabama, 19-1, 450, 2
5. Florida, 14-1, 400, 5
6. Oregon, 13-1, 386, 6
7. Oklahoma State, 18-1, 352, 8
8. Washington, 16-2, 341, 9
9. Arizona State, 15-1, 323, 10
10. Kentucky, 19-0, 321, 11
11. Texas, 10-2, 307, 7
12. LSU, 13-6, 285, 12
13. Duke, 15-1, 234, 15
14. ULL, 13-4, 222, 13
15. Virginia Tech, 7-2, 210, 14
16. Florida State, 11-4, 208, 16
17. Tennessee, 17-1, 171, 19
18. Missouri, 15-4, 147, 17
19. Arkansas, 16-2, 124, 20
20. South Carolina, 12-3, 115, 18
21. Georgia, 14-2, 93, 21
22. Auburn, 15-1, 89, T23
23. Northwestern, 6-0, 60, 25
24. UCF, 12-3, 59, T23
25. Michigan, 4-2, 46, 22

Others receiving votes: Baylor (36), Illinois (27), Clemson (20), Oregon State (19), Minnesota (12), Mississippi State (9), Texas A&M (8), Stanford (6), Texas State (3), NC State (2), Iowa State (1), Southern Illinois (1).

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusoftball on Instagram.